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Old 11-30-2018, 01:29 PM
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PRICELESS: Pro Poker Player Locks Himself in Bathroom for a Month for $100,000 Bet

It might shock you to learn that pro poker players will bet on just about anything. There are stories of guys eating $1,000 worth of McDonald’s in 36 hours, running 70 miles on a treadmill in 24 hours and even getting breast implants, all to win some money off their friends and rivals. The latest example might be the most extreme, though.

An American poker pro named Rich Alati will attempt to spend 30 days locked inside a bathroom in total darkness, with no human contact and no way to tell how much time has passed. If he can do it, he wins $100,000. If he can’t, he owes $100,000.

The bet was made by an Australian player named Rory Young, who says he posed the idea to Alati within a few days of meeting him at a poker table in Las Vegas. Young asked Alati how long he thought he could spend in total darkness, completely isolated, which he told PocketFives “is one of my go-to questions” when playing a game popular among poker players called Lodden Thinks. People usually say 20 to 25 days, but Alati said 30 and so they made the bet.

These are the terms, according to PocketFives:

“The conditions are complete darkness, so no electronics, no light-emitting devices, no drugs of any kind,” said Young. “He is allowed any type of food that he wants. He has a bed in there, he has a shower and a bathtub. He has pretty lavish toiletries like Epsom salts, sugar scrubs, that kind of stuff.”

Along with food from Flower Child (a Las Vegas restaurant), some sliced fruit, almond milk, cereal, and Pop Tarts he has in his fridge, meals are being delivered to Alati during the 30 days, but not on a regular basis so as not to give him any indication as to how much time has passed.

“Food is delivered every three to six days and we’ve randomized what days it’ll be delivered and we’ll drop off six days worth of food so he doesn’t know how long it’s been,” said Young. “It could be three days, it could be six days. He’ll have no idea of how long it’s been, so no watches or clocks or things like that.”

There are five night-vision cameras broadcasting around the clock and the only privacy Alati gets is when he’s in the shower or the toilet cubicle. Alati’s family and a few select others have access to the feed.


That’s some real horror movie stuff, especially when you hear how gleeful Young is about the whole thing.

“For me, this is the bet of a lifetime,” Young told Poker News.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:31 PM
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He won’t make it. That shit will fuck with your psyche. I bet he starts losing it by the 10th day.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:36 PM
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He will slip & fall in the bathtub.
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Old 11-30-2018, 06:39 PM
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The first 29 days will be a breeze.

The last day will be a killer.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:09 PM
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Confucius say. “Man who pees in dark room will have wet shoes”
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Old 11-30-2018, 09:10 PM
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I feel like it should be 400k
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:33 PM
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I could/would do it. 100k for 30 days work not bad.

I would attempt to sleep a lot of it. Various exercises some of it.
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why wouldn't he have himself cryogenically-frozen for the 30 days but maybe it would cost the 100 grand and that would use up all the money so I hope he wouldn't do it
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:01 PM
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why wouldn't he have himself cryogenically-frozen for the 30 days but maybe it would cost the 100 grand and that would use up all the money so I hope he wouldn't do it
Worst middle bet ever?
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Old 12-05-2018, 04:44 PM
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any up date on this
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Old 12-07-2018, 02:43 PM
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Alati is still in the room.

The bet reportedly started Nov. 21, which would mean that today is Day 16
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:20 PM
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Well, that’s six days more than I thought.
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:24 PM
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Can we have a pool where we guess the correct # of days ?
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:52 AM
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The toughest part of this whole thing is not being able to tell how much time has passed and how much time is left. That's what I think will break me.

If I had a counter, small chance I might be able to get through it. Without the counter, no chance.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:10 PM
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Trying to keep yourself occupied/amused would be tough. Theres only so much of a 24 hour period u can sleep. So does the darkness.

If u could go online it would be easy. Its hard to know how myself or anyone would handle this situation, unless u are actually in it. And none of us are likely to ever experience it.

I tip my hat to him if he does it. 100k earnt!
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Old 12-11-2018, 02:33 PM
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Rovell just tweeted that a buyout was reached and Alati is out of the room now.

62 grand it looks like, was the buy out number.
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Old 12-11-2018, 03:22 PM
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Hopefully he's left the room with his sanity intact
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The person he made the bet with said he seemed very lucid and that's why he offered the payoff to end it.
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Trying to keep yourself occupied/amused would be tough. Theres only so much of a 24 hour period u can sleep. So does the darkness.

If u could go online it would be easy. Its hard to know how myself or anyone would handle this situation, unless u are actually in it. And none of us are likely to ever experience it.

I tip my hat to him if he does it. 100k earnt!
I was reading about two cavers that spent 80+ days in total darkness separate from each other as an experiment. After a while they were sleeping 30 + hrs at a time and thinking they had only taken short naps.
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Old 12-11-2018, 06:41 PM
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The person he made the bet with said he seemed very lucid and that's why he offered the payoff to end it.
He should have said fuck no, i want the whole 100
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pointless bet to make when you are already well off ( if you're the guy in the bathroom )


would make more sense if a homeless or dirt poor person was offered 100k to do it, and accept, and if they fail, then of course no money is lost
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:00 PM
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pointless bet to make when you are already well off ( if you're the guy in the bathroom )


would make more sense if a homeless or dirt poor person was offered 100k to do it, and accept, and if they fail, then of course no money is lost
Not at all

Wealthy people are addicted to betting, or simply enjoy the betting process, just like poor people

And egos would have played a big part in this bet
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:33 PM
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there's no way he didn't know the side effects that come from being in total darkness for days on end......pointless to bet your health for 100k when you already have the 100k

he didn't even get the proper odds anyway, should have gotten at least 50-1 odds. Probably the worst value in history

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Old 12-11-2018, 11:20 PM
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Pointless in your opinion

Not in his
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Cricket : +69
Golf : -27
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